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Watch classic animated cartoons from the 1930's and 1940's! These cartoons are from the Film Chest collection, a leading source of film and video programming and stock footage. All these cartoons have been transferred from original 35 film prints and digitally remastered. The collection includes classics such as Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker, Popeye, Porky Pig, The Three Stooges, and others.

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Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
655,039
27
8
Popeye's nephews want to play with fireworks on July 4th, but Popeye tries to dissuade them. They manage to light some off and get into trouble. Popeye saves the day. Animation by Tom Johnson and Frank Endres. Story by Caryl Meyer. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1957.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: popeye, paramount, cartoon
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
622,079
26
6
Olive Oyl is the femme fatale with a valuable, green, glowing jewel in need of protection. Popeye plays private eye and saves the day. Animation by Tom Johnson and Frank Endres. Story by I. Klein. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1954.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: popeye, cartoon, animation
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
607,949
22
8
Popeye the Sailor snores while he sleeps, which disturbs Mouse, who is also trying to sleep. A war breaks out between Popeye and Mouse which Mouse eventually wins. Animation by Al Eugster and George Germanetti. Story by Irving Spector. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1952.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: popeye, cartoon, animation
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
467,583
14
1
Bluto bullies Popeye and attempts to sabotage Popeye's date with Olive. Animation by Tom Johnson and Frank Endres. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1956.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: popeye, bluto, cartoon
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by UB IWERKS
443,189
39
19
The following concise, informative description was taken from http://en.wikipedia.org: Flip the Frog was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's first sound cartoon. It is about a happy-go-lucky, needy frog, named Flip the Frog. This cartoon was created by Ub Iwerks in 1930. He had drawn a frog and his girlfriend in "Night'", one of the last Silly Symphonies short films he drew while working for Walt Disney. After leaving Disney, Ub Iwerks began the Flip cartoon series with the help of Pat Powers. The...
( 19 reviews )
Topics: ANIMATION, CARTOON, FLIP, FROG, IWERKS
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
434,397
15
1
This collection include 5 previously posted Betty Boop cartoons converted from DivX to QuickTime: Betty Boop: A Song a Day (1936), Betty Boop: Is My Pam Read (1932), Betty Boop: More Pep (1936), Betty Boop's Ker-Choo (1932), Betty Boop: The Candid Candidate (1937).
( 1 reviews )
Topics: animation, betty_boop, fleischer
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
339,266
53
24
Weatherby Groundhog predicts a cold winter and advises all the birds to fly south. But Woody Woodpecker decides to stay, and nearly starves. Animation by Alex Lovy and Lester Kline, story by Ben Hardaway and L.E. Elliott, music by Darrell Calker.
( 24 reviews )
Topics: woody the woodpecker, walter lantz, groundhog
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
311,916
57
21
Memorable rendition of "St James Infirmary" by Cab Calloway
( 21 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
305,403
101
30
( 30 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
265,994
69
27
A mad scientist unleashes robots to rob banks and loot museums. Superman saves the day. Animation by Steve Muffati and George Germanetti. Music by Sammy Timberg. Produced in 1941.
( 27 reviews )
Topics: superman, robot, action comics
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
246,705
46
16
Little Bo Peep and her free-range sheep are threatened when Wily and Jazzy wolves attempt to capture them. But Mighty Mouse saves the day.
( 16 reviews )
Topics: mighty mouse, wily wolf, little bo peep
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
241,523
35
10
An animated version of the Mother Goose Story of Little Miss Muffet, using what is called "3 dimensional" animation. Part of the Nursey Rhyme Review series.
( 10 reviews )
Topics: little miss muffet, mother goose, cartoon
Caspar makes friends with a little fox. Animation by Myron Waldman, Morey Reden and Nick Tafuri. Scenics by Anto Loeb. Story by Bill Turner and Larry Reilly. Music by Winston Sharples. Narrator is Frank Gallop. Produced in 1948.
( 20 reviews )
Topics: caspar, ghost, cartoon
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
196,380
24
5
Popeye and Bluto both run a taxi service. Bluto bullies Popeye and gets him to turn over all of his cab fares. Popeye eventually gets the better of Bluto. Animation by Tom Johnson and Frank Endres. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1954.
( 5 reviews )
Topics: popeye, bluto, cartoon
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
188,000
56
18
A mad scientist attempts to blow up Manhattan. Lois Lane investigates and Superman saves the day. Animation by Steve Muffati and Arnold Gillespie, story by Seymour Kneitel and Isadore Sparber, music by Sammy Timberg. Produced in 1942.
( 18 reviews )
Topics: superman, lois lane, action comics
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
177,909
22
8
Gabby tries to put a diaper on a cranky baby. Animation by David Tendlar and William Nolan. Music by Sammy Timberg. Produced in 1941.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: gabby, animation, cartoon
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Castle Films
175,051
30
12
Little Boy Blue and Scarecrow sing and dance, Little Bo Peep and her sheep join in. Black Sheep cries "wolf", which causes problems when a real wolf shows up. Animation by U. B. Iwerks.
( 12 reviews )
Topics: little bo peep, little boy blue, fairy tale
Felix's goose, who lays golden eggs, is goose-napped by none other than Captain Kidd. Felix saves the day. A nice swashbuckling cartoon. Produced in 1936.
( 19 reviews )
Topics: felix the cat, captain kidd, goose
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
165,575
31
8
( 8 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
A Cinderella like tale in which Olive is the princess and Popeye is the prince. Bluto is the shopowner brute who bullies Olive, only to get taught a lesson by a buff, spinach-eating Prince Popeye. Animation by Al Eugster and William B. Pattengill, story by Irving Spector, scenics by Robert Connavale, and music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1952.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: popeye, cinderella, olive
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
144,455
58
20
Superman is responsible for several acts of sabotage at the Yokohama Navy Yard in Japan. Lois Lane is held hostage but Superman saves the day. Animation by William Bowsky and William Henning. Music by Sammy Timberg. Produced in 1942.
( 20 reviews )
Topics: superman, max fleischer, japan
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
136,498
21
11
A messy family dog is told by its owner that it will be thrown out in the cold, after three puppies show up on the doorstep, complicating the dog's life. The owner, thinking the dog is responsible for the mess, finally discovers the puppies and all ends well. Animation by George Germanetti and Steve Muffatti. Story by Joe Stultz and Larry Riley. Scenics by Robert Connavale. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1948.
( 11 reviews )
Topics: hector, animation, cartoon
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
135,619
24
8
Popeye takes nephews to the Nautical Museum and tells them a story about how he "knocked the tar out" of Sinbad, the greatest sailor in the world. Animation by Tom Johnson and William Henning. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1952.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: popeye, cartoon, animation
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Norman Marer
114,397
12
12
The Three Stooges win a prize from a pet shop, a very large and ugly beastie. Animation by Chick Otterstrom, Kay Wright and Frank Onaitis. Music by Paul Horn.
( 12 reviews )
Topics: three stooges, animation, cartoon
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
104,357
27
13
Newly-wed flies go to stay at the Cobweb Hotel which is run by a hungry spider. Animation by David Tendlar and William Sturm. Music by Sammy Timberg and Bob Royhberg. Produced in 1936.
( 13 reviews )
Topics: paramount, cartoon, cob web
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
103,314
17
2
Popeye the Sailor and his arch enemy Bluto fight over Olive Oyl on Halloween. Animation by Al Eugster and William B. Pattengill. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1954.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: popeye, bluto, olive
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
102,367
28
10
( 10 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
101,206
29
19
With Louis Armstrong
( 19 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
98,384
13
2
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
A very superstitious cat tries to catch Buzzy for breakfast but Buzzy outsmarts him. Animation by Graham Place and John Walworth. Story by Carl Meyer and Jack Ward. Scenics by Anton Loeb. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1946.
( 21 reviews )
Topics: cartoon, noveltoon, buzzy
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
96,934
19
7
City mouse Herman helps country mice get rid of the big bad cat. Animation by Dave Tendlar and Al Eugster. Story by Bill Turner and Larry Reilly. Scenics by Robert Owen. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1947.
( 7 reviews )
Topic: noveltoon
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
92,587
32
6
Mr. and Mrs. Magpie find a new place to live and prove to be very bad neighbors. Story by John Foster. Music by Philip A. Scheib. Produced in 1946.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: terry-toon, magpie, paul terry
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
81,909
18
4
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
81,028
21
6
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
76,658
32
12
( 12 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
75,344
11
3
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Little Audrey, in the schoolroom, is sent to the corner stool to memorize Mother Goose rhymes. She falls asleep and dreams that she gets a tour of Mother Goose Land by Mother Goose herself. Comic book criminals sneak into Mother Goose Land and attempt to steal the goose who lays golden eggs. Audrey captures them and then wakes up. Animation by G. Germanetti and Steve Muffatti, story by I. Klein, scenics by Anton Loeb, music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1950.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: little audrey, mother goose, goofy gander
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Seymour Kneitel, Izzy Sparber
72,759
7
0
Five children from around the world follow Santa home on Christmas Eve, and decide to give him some extra help around the workshop.
Topics: Animation, Short, Comedy
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
68,180
19
6
A newspaper man interviews Fleischer who animates Betty and then goes into a retrospective of past episodes. Interesting to see Betty interact with real life characters.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
66,657
14
6
Betty runs for the office of President against Mr. Nobody. Both candidates state their platform through song and dance, referring to political issues of the time. Not long after this cartoon was released, Herbert Hoover was defeated by Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 presidential election.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, Fleischer Studios
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Normain Marer, David Detiege and Dick Brown
65,680
16
11
The Three Stooges play the organ in an old silent picture movie theater to accompany an old black and white film. Includes live action intro by the Three Stooges. Animation by Chick Otterstrom, Kay Wright and Frank Onaitis. Music by Paul Horn.
( 11 reviews )
Topics: three stooges, silent movie, cambria studios
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Ub Iwerks.
65,514
18
4
Jack Frost arrives in the forest, painting the leaves on the trees, pumpkins and anything else and warning the animals to prepare for the winter. An inquisitive young grizzly bear decides that he wants to see what the world looks like when everyone else is hibernating. When Old Man Winter catches him unawares, however, he needs Jack Frost's help in getting back home to his warm bed.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Animation, Short
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
63,867
13
3
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
63,604
11
3
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
59,860
13
4
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
58,563
16
7
( 7 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
57,354
11
4
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Santa needs Rudolph's help on Christmas Eve. Mystic Nights Videos
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Christmas, Santa, Rudolph, Reindeer, Christmas Cartoon, Mystic Nights Videos
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
49,115
16
2
Gorgeous Fleischer Studios adaptation of the classic fairy tale, featuring Betty Boop's only appearance in full color. Surprise - she's a redhead!
( 2 reviews )
Topics: betty boop, fleischer, cinderella, fleischer studios, U.M. & M., animation, musical
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
47,913
14
6
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
46,533
8
7
An Amos and Andy. I assume that archive viewers are able to get past the obnoxious racial stereotypes and appreciate this for what it is. a not untypical cartoon of the period. Official films were sold all over the country in short 8mm or 16mm versions,
( 7 reviews )
Topics: racism, animation
Little Lulu wreaks havoc in a city department store. Animation by Nick Tafuri, John Walworth and Tom Golden. Scenics by Anto Loeb. Music by Winston Sharples. Story by Bill Turner and Otto Mesmer. Produced in 1946.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: little lulu, paramount, cartoon
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
44,102
13
4
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
43,022
18
6
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
42,740
10
5
( 5 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
41,376
9
6
Betty is the cleaner a the local courthouse. On the bus ride to work one day, she grows tired of all the liberties her fellow citizens take. She falls asleep and dreams about what she'd do if she were the judge. Among her decrees: a thoughtless smoker learns about second-hand smoke the hard way, and an obnoxious celebrity impersonator is rewarded by having his ears blasted with imitations of Tarzan and the Shadow. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_for_a_Day)
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, Fleischer Studios
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
41,356
9
3
From The Public Domain Movie Database: Betty Boops efforts to stay in shape backfire when she becomes entangled in the exercise equipment. Jimmy seeks help for Betty, but becomes easily confused. In the meantime, Betty is becoming skinnier by the minute!
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Fleischer Studios, Betty Boop
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
40,943
8
2
Betty and Pudgy are on the roof of their tenement building, trying to get her pet pigeons back in their cage. One stubborn bird refuses to return to the roost, despite Betty's please. Pudgy, imagining himself a might hunting dog, attempts to catch the bird, with little success. When the pigeon gives Pudgy the slip, the little dog eventually wanders into the forest, where he falls asleep from exhaustion. The pigeon takes pity on Pudgy, and flies him back to Betty's home. When Pudgy wakes up on...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, Fleischer Studios
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
40,900
9
6
Betty flies to Japan to do a show, and sings the title number. She then dons a kimono, and sings it again in Japanese. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Language_All_My_Own)
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, Fleischer Studios
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by max fleischer
39,745
16
4
A betty boop cartoon in 1932. directed by dave fleischer animated by willard bowsky and myron waldman.
( 4 reviews )
Topic: (betty boop) (max fleischer) (funny) (cartoons)
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
38,561
12
4
The Air Race, a 1933 Willie Whopper cartoon from Ub Iwerks. (BxW)
( 4 reviews )
Topics: flying, airplane, animation
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Dick Brown, David Detiege, Norman Marer
38,540
5
8
Three Stooges go on safari but arrive on an island where there are hungry cannibals. Animation by CHick Otterstrom, Kay Wright and Frank Onaitis.
( 8 reviews )
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
37,804
9
2
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
37,083
13
1
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
34,837
18
4
The Betty Boop Cinderella cartoon is already up on this site (http://www.archive.org/details/bb_poor_cinderella). This new copy isn't perfect, but it might be more true to the Fleischer style and the Cinecolor of the 1930s.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Fleischer Studios, Betty Boop, Cinderella
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
34,234
6
0
From The Public Domain Movie Database: Sick zoo and farm animals come to Betty Boop's animal hospital seeking care from Nurse Betty.
Topics: Betty Boop, Fleischer Studios
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
25,172
8
2
From The Public Domain Movie Database: Betty travels to an invention show just full of crazy inventions. Betty and her friends demonstrate various doodads and gadgets.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Fleischer Studios, Betty Boop
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
21,388
6
2
From The Public Domain Movie Database: Betty operates a pet store where Henry wishes to purchase a puppy. Betty believes that everybody should have a pet and Henry agrees and works in the shop in hopes of getting a puppy. He gets into trouble with a monkey, dances with a dog, and accidently releases some birds. Betty is irate but rewards Henry with a puppy after he captures all of the birds.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Fleischer Studios, Betty Boop
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
19,630
5
2
From The Public Domain Movie Database: Betty's baby won't go to sleep and is causing trouble around the house. It is up to Betty to develop a strategy to get the troublesome, mischievous child to sleep.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Fleischer Studios, Betty Boop
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
18,966
2
1
A sign language version of the animated classic "Cinderella"
( 1 reviews )
Topics: children, sign language
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
18,461
5
0
From The Public Domain Movie Database: Wiffle Waffle proposes to Betty Boop, but she tells him that she wants to marry a "bronco busting" cowboy. He heads off to a dude ranch to learn how to become a real cowboy.
Topics: Betty Boop, Fleischer Studios
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
17,984
6
0
From The Public Domain Movie Database: Sick zoo and farm animals come to Betty Boop's animal hospital seeking care from Nurse Betty.
Topics: Betty Boop, Fleischer Studios
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
17,339
10
1
Betty, while reading a book of Mother Goose stories, wishes to visit such a wonderful place. Betty's wish is granted when Mother Goose appears, and gives her a tour of Mother Goose Land. Betty has a wonderful time until Little Miss Muffet's spider chases her, with lecherous ends in mind. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Goose_Land)
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, Fleischer Studios
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
17,302
4
2
Betty Boop withdraw in 1939. This cartoon might be her best from that year. Her house is invaded by lively crows and she finds ways to handle the problem.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, Fleischer Studios
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Fleischer Studios
16,140
4
1
"Uncle Max" (Max Fleischer) draws Betty and Pudgy out of the inkwell. Pudgy is tired and unwilling to perform on Betty's command. Betty uses pen and ink to draw a machine that give Pudgy more pep. Unfortunately, the machine soon runs amok, speeding up not only Pudgy and Betty, but the entire city as well. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_Pep)
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Betty Boop, Max Fleischer